The light trap (PAIT) submitted here for the first time is composed of two 20W blacklight tubes, partly placed in a big transparent jar.
A cotton pad, dropped 200cc etyl acetate, is placed inside of the jar for the purpose of killing insects flying into the jar. Electricity is supplied in the countryside by using 60Amp 12V auto-battery and also inventor for alternative currency (220V).
In the mountainous area of East Turkey, this trap was tested two nights (3 and 4 Sept.,2010) in different places for four hours.
In the first night, numerous trichopters, and other small insects, including moths came to the trap.
The second night was much more fruitful. More than 2500 micro-diptera, hymenoptera, homoptera, neuroptera, and many macro- and micro-moths came to the light within four hours.
All of them was perfectly killed in the jar for the scientific purpose. All of them was in prefect condition for studying in future. For that reason, it is called as PAIT (Perfect Automatic Insect Trap).
This light trap is a prototype, and will be used inevitably in all the further field studies.
The scientific results concerning the recorded insect groups will be published separately.
Contact InformationCentre for entomological Studies Ankara (Cesa)
Since 2015, we use 60 led lamps with UV featurein the same trap combination, with the 7V 12W battery. We find this more effective, very easy to carry and to place, and safe in the studying area
November 28, 2016 Subject:
Misnomer - Insufficient research concerning light trapping by authors
I call to the attention of the authors that research using low wattage fluorescent lamps and collecting methods such as this, was documented in scientific literature extensively more than a half century ago by S.W. Frost in North America. In fact these lamps were developed almost a century ago (1920s) for the purpose of attracting and capturing insects in North America. In fact, much improved versions of these same blacklight fluorescent lamps and others have been used with much improved versions of collecting chambers for the past nearly half century as part of my own continuous research every day of every year since 1969, in Louisiana, USA